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West Ridge

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a good property with outstanding features."

    The house is ideally located being just a short walk to Boscombe beach as well as an easy walk, or short drive, into both Boscombe and Bournemouth. There is good, easily accessible, off road parking. The rooms are spacious, with tasteful period furnishings and extremely comfortable beds. Each of the three bedrooms has good storage space, although the master bedroom would benefit from having bedside tables. There is just one bathroom available, however, this was not a problem for a party of five adults, particularly as there are wash-basins in two of the bedrooms. Having USB charging sockets on most of the power socket points is a real bonus. The quiet, well-maintained garden is outstanding to sit-in at any time of the day. All rooms were cleaned and maintained to a high standard. Whilst the kitchen is very well-equipped, this coupled with too many locked cupboards, resulted in there being very little free space to store food items. It's a property that we highly recommend and hope to return to in future.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful property and garden, in an excellent location."

    Only improvement we would suggest is a larger screen TV, which would enable subtitles to be read more easily by those with hearing difficulties. We had a really lovely week and felt sorry to leave at the end of our stay.

    Reviewed by Mari5.0May 2024

  • "A clean and comfortable property."

    Some items such as oven gloves had been overlooked by the cleaners, but the owner kindly brought us the supplies we needed.

    Reviewed by Penelope3.8May 2024

  • "Had a great holiday you provide everything needed ."

    Hard to find fault but if it would help you ,too much in the way of cutlery and cups plates etc. The house has huge garden ,opposite a park, short walk from sea. Near railway station. Lots of parking . As i say difficult to fault . Brian.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "The house and garden were fantastic and it's position close to the beach and the cliff top pathway is ideal."

    There's a lot to do and Bournemouth has so much to offer and is very well looked after and we had a great week. Our only slight disappointment was the lack of thought that seemed to have gone into providing for holidaymakers. In many similar properties you are provided with a booklet of information about how to operate equipment etc - using the cooker was far from straightforward, details of local shops, supermarkets, facilities, restaurants, takeaways, places to visit, what to do etc. Also, some of the basic things, like salt and pepper for example, weren't provided and it was odd having many of the most accessible cupboards in the kitchen locked. The bin in the kitchen was woefully inadequate for such a large property. Having lots of very nice ornaments on show does help to enhance the general ambience of the property but if you have young children it can be a source of anxiety. Some warning of all the locked rooms and cupboards would also have been polite we feel. Rather than a holiday home, it felt a bit like a private house that we were intruding upon. With a little bit more thought it could easily have been a 5 star rating.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2023

  • "This was an exceptionally well located and well maintained property."

    The accommodation was so generous and the gardens were beautiful to relax in. Whilst there is only one bathroom, this didn't matter as the toilet is separate and there is also one downstairs, and our bedroom had it's own sink. The shower was one of the best we have had, brilliant! Perfect stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at West Ridge."

    What an incredibly beautiful house and gardens, it was a real privilege to be in. The house has such a lovely energy, we really got the feeling that it has been loved and appreciated, which made it so easy to feel at home there, whilst appreciating the beauty and history all around you. There are so many toys available for children which was really appreciated, ours only ended up playing with a handful of them, but there are games for all ages which is great for rainy days. The bathroom upstairs is huge, super clean, modern and practical for kids, making bath time nicer than any holiday we've been on. The whole house was spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable with good quality white sheets. West Ridge is a short walk from the beach east of Boscombe, which is absolutely stunning and much less crowded than Bournemouth beach, and there are ice creams, toilets and water which is perfect for long days on the beach. It is also an easy drive to Christchurch and Mudeford Quay, and really close to Southbourne. We had an absolutely brilliant week at West Ridge, with many wonderful memories to cherish. We will definitely try to stay here again if we return to Bournemouth. Thank you for such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, beautiful gardens, great location, although it is more of a private home than a holiday home."

    It would be beneficial for many of the ornaments, personal belongings to be removed as we were constantly telling our 2 young children ‘do not touch’. The kitchen would certainly benefit from being de-cluttered as there is virtually no room/cupboards to store food as these were full/locked. The addition of an inside lock/bolt to the access door would have been re-assuring. Shoe protectors were provided and again with young children this is not always easy to adhere to. The addition of a second bathroom/shower is really expected these days and with a property this size catering for more than one family it is almost the norm. We had a very enjoyable holiday, but there are certainly many improvements that could be made by simplifying and removing a lot of the unnecessary furnishings.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay, very comfortable."

    A problem with the heating but the owners were quick to respond and very helpful. This is my second visit here and I have no reason to think I wouldn't book this house again.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Apr 2023

  • "A slice of Heaven!"

    Thank you from all of us for sharing this beautiful space for us all to enjoy. Immediately as we walked in you could feel the love! And warm energy. Each space was carefully considered with detail and absolute comfort in mind. You exceeded our expectation on every level. The only down fall is that we had such a short stay and could’ve happily stayed longer Ps. So sorry about the broken mug!:-(

    Reviewed by Yolande5.0Oct 2022

  • "Kara was amazing, the house was amazing and we had an amazing time!"

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Cressida5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful house, it was a great place to stay, close to the beach."

    It was just what we were after, it was amazing

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was a very nice and complete house, very near by the sea."

    A beautiful big garden !

    Reviewed by Johannes4.1Jul 2022

  • "West Ridge is a beautiful house."

    We had a lovely time there when we stayed for a few days this past week. The house was spacious and clean and had everything we needed and even more. The beds were comfortable with luxurious bedding. The kitchen was well equipped with top quality cups and plates. There was even a downstairs wc which was a welcomed surprise. There was so much to see and explore in the gardens and inside. We would love to stay in West Ridge again next time we're in Bournemouth.

    Reviewed by Lubna5.0Jun 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.Ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with garden house
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Bournemouth airshow from Thu, 31 Aug 2023 – Sun, 3 Sept 2023, property in prime location for fly overs
  • Please note on the 1st of September a charity event will happen in the garden for the day,guest are welcome to attend
  • Please note: This property welcomes a minimum of 4 nights.

The property

Built in the early 1900s, West Ridge is a stunning detached property resting within a charming suburb of Bournemouth, just a moment’s stroll from the beach, and has restored as much original character as possible, keeping fixtures, fittings and furniture in age with the property.

Step into the grand entrance hall, enhanced with a stained-glass window entrance and original parquet flooring, before finding the fabulous sitting room, where large windows draw in natural light and the spacious nature of this characterful room makes it a fantastic social hub for guests to enjoy a movie night beside the eye-catching feature fireplace.

Allow the designated chef to prepare a fine feast in the kitchen, appointed with a great run of units including and many amenities to cater to your culinary needs, and guests can indulge in a family meal at the dining table, beside which there is an attractive sunroom offering a space to recline with a good book and throw open the glass double doors to let in the fresh sea breeze.

The garden is simply stunning, boasting a lawned space ideal for picnics and a unique garden room where you can enjoy an evening drink with a backdrop of mature trees and colourful shrubs.

As you look to catch some rest, upstairs hosts three wonderfully presented bedrooms, each with historic features and unique décor creating a space full of character and charm; there is a large super-king-size room, a double and a twin, and each room hosts tasteful furniture with plenty of room for your personal belongings.

After a day on the beach, enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower to wash the sand away.

When you’re ready to explore, West Ridge lies opposite the historical Shelley Park and Shelley Manor, home to romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in the 19th century, a fascinating afternoon out to begin your holiday.

Bournemouth Beach is just down the road, with the property an easy walk away from a perfect afternoon sunbathing on the sand and paddling in the water, and there is also a selection of shops, pubs and eateries for guests to enjoy.

Be sure to head to Boscombe Pier, the perfect vantage point to watch volleyball, table tennis and mini golf, or if you’re up for an adventure, try scaling the nearby purpose-built boulders next to the pier or have a try at slacklining!

During the summer the town hosts fantastic cliff top firework displays with a wide variety of entertainment.

For a different type of adventure, visit the Adventure Wonderland Theme Park, which has rides, an inflatable slide, and a runaway, or visit Splashdown waterpark on a hot day and cool off on the flumes, slides and rides.

With Poole, Milford-on-Sea, along with the scenery of Cranborne Chase AONB and the New Forest National Park within easy reach of the property; you’ll have something different to do for each day of the week!

The property is also within an easy drive of Sandbanks, the scenic Moors Valley Country Park and Forest and the impressive Kingston Lacy National Trust site, so why not embark on a picturesque walk through the local area?

Take an exciting boat trip to Brownsea Island, a National Trust site, or the Isle of Purbeck, an ideal spot for photographers and long walks amongst the wildlife.

West Ridge is a superb escape for accessing the delights of Bournemouth and the South Region.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Bournemouth 1.7 miles; Christchurch 3.7 miles; Poole 7.3 miles

Boscombe is a vibrant seaside village resting betwixt bustling Bournemouth and Southbourne. The historical village is home to a restored, Victorian Pier, with a stretch of eateries and art exhibitions, as well as crazy golf for family fun! Dining options include, beachfront bars and cafés, for dishes served with a coastal view, and a wide selection of cuisines ranging from Thai meals to fresh fish and chips. You can stock up on the essentials at well-stocked convenience stores, so you don't need to worry about packing a food parcel. A short drive will lead you to the coastal town of Bournemouth, here you can visit exciting attractions such as the Oceanarium to learn about marine life, unveil the past at the museum, and be sure to pack a picnic to explore the 2000 acres of parks and gardens. For a peaceful day out, head to the pleasant town of Christchurch, hosting an 18th-century workhouse with exciting exhibitions, as well as the 12th century ruins of Norman House.

Please note on the 1st of September a charity event will happen in the garden for the day,guest are welcome to attend.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas